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Music Studios declare war on VKontakte
Music Studios declare war on VKontakte
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Sony Music, Universal Music and Warner Music all file claims against VKontakte

Odnoklassniki partners with United Music Group  to offer legal music
Odnoklassniki partners with United Music Group to offer legal music
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Users of Russia's #2 social network can pay to download tracks owned by UMG and send them to friends as gifts.

Piracy law to be extended to music, software and literature
Piracy law to be extended to music, software and literature
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The decision to extend the 'piracy law', introduced to protect film content last summer, was welcomed by rights holders.

Is Russia prepared to pay? - Spotify could be up and running in Russia by Spring
Is Russia prepared to pay? - Spotify could be up and running in Russia by Spring
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Music streaming service Spotify is advertising for a Head of PR for its Moscow offices.

VKontakte fight off copyright claims
VKontakte fight off copyright claims
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The St Petersburg court accepted VK's argument that they have no personal interest in the site's copyrighted content.

2013 - a turning point for Russia’s digital music industry?
2013 - a turning point for Russia’s digital music industry?
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Could the launch of iTunes and new piracy laws help the digital music industry to really take off? 

Russian market for mobile music services doubled in 2012
Russian market for mobile music services doubled in 2012
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Although illegal access to free content is widely available, developers are finding ways to make clients part with cash.

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